John L. Junkins, PhD
John L. Junkins, University Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering and holder of the Royce E. Wisenbaker Chair in Innovation in Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering, is the Founding Director of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study
. Junkins led the effort to launch the Institute in 2011. The Institute was officially renamed the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study in 2017 after long-time A&M benefactor Jon C. Hagler endowed the Institute with a $20 million gift.